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One-Page Score Project with the Plastic Acid Orchestra

FREE Workshop!
Call for participants

Registration Deadline: 15 January 2017
The workshop series is free, however space is extremely limited. Please email or call 604.633.0861 to register.
Note: Preference will be given to those without previous composition experience, and who can attend all workshop and performance dates.

Workshop dates
21 January 2017: 11AM–4PM
27 January 2017: 10AM–4PM

Performance date
28 January 2017: Rehearsal 4–6PM; Performance 8PM



Want to create your own graphic score, and have it played by a live orchestra?

Sign up for Vancouver New Music’s free two-day workshop and performance with the Plastic Acid Orchestra!

No musical background or training is necessary – just a desire to create and explore sound.

Over the three days, you’ll study and experiment with graphic notation, sound, composition, gesture and figure that will be topped off with a public performance of your score.

Led by composer and Vancouver New Music artistic director Giorgio Magnanensi, the workshop will focus on the use of graphic notation, where signs and symbols can be used to represent sounds, textures and various kinds of sonic events.

In the first meeting on January 21 we will explore a variety of graphic notation examples and you’ll learn about ideas of orchestration and sound composition. Using graphic notation, neither composers nor performers need any prior knowledge of how to write or read traditional musical notation – in fact, if this is your first time experimenting with writing music all the better!

Participants will be encouraged to engage in abstract drawings that will form the basis of your own One-Page scores that will rehearsed, interpreted and performed by the Plastic Acid Orchestra.

This workshop aims to encourage everyone to reclaim the playful and engaging exercise of imagination through sonic and visual perception. Learn, explore, have fun, and enjoy a rare opportunity to experience having the sound of a large ensemble at your creative fingertips!

Questions? Email or call 604.633.0861.

Check last year’s One-Page Score performance HERE
And some info and documentation on LABORATORIO‘s O-PS HERE



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